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Flight Centre Is Closing Its Gogo Holidays Unit

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Flight Centre wished to chop a money-losing division and refocus on a higher-end luxurious shopper. RIP Gogo Holidays.

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Australia-headquartered Flight Centre introduced Tuesday it’s closing its U.S.-based wholesaler, Gogo Holidays.

“Given the narrower deal with leisure and company progress alternatives, in addition to the launch of the Envoyage unbiased company and advisor membership community, FLT has made the troublesome determination to shut its GOGO Holidays model,” Flight Centre said.

The U.S. wholesaler, which provided packaged holidays for journey businesses from tour operator companions to locations in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and Tahiti, for instance, was a storied U.S. model within the journey company neighborhood, having been based in New Jersey in 1951. Flight Centre acquired Gogo, together with Liberty Journey, in 2007.

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Nevertheless, within the first half of fiscal yr 2024, Gogo wracked up Australian $7.3 million (U.S. $4.77 million) in non-recurring losses, Flight Centre reported.

A discover on Gogo’s web site stated it should now not settle for new reservations, though it should service current bookings.

Flight Centre can be shedding Gogo workers, but it surely declined to say what number of layoffs it’s making.

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